Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Angelology, me getting my geek on, and GIVEAWAY.

Oh man. MAN ALIVE you have no idea how excited I was to see this book come into my book list and how effing fast I read it. You have *no idea*.

But I'm going to tell you because I know you have no idea.

Angelology by Danielle Trussoni
Angelology: A Novel
Sister Evangeline was just a girl when her care was entrusted to the Franciscan Sisters of Perpetual Adoration. Now, at 23, she discovers a 1943 correspondence between the convent's late mother superior and the famous philanthropist Abigail Rockefeller that plunges her into a secret history stretching back a millennium: an ancient conflict between the Society of Angelologists and monstrously beautiful descandants of angels and humans, the Nephilim. Blending biblical lore, the Miltonic fall of the Rebel Angels, the apocryphal Book of Enoch, and the myth of Orpheus, Angelology is a luminous, riveting tale of ordinatry people caught up in a battle that will determine the fate of the world.

I'm going to get my geek on for you. I totally love books that have a weird, supernatural/paranormal theme. Which is why I love Twilight, Harry Potter, True Blood, etc. Now, while part of me thinks this kind of stuff can't possibly be true, the other part of me thinks it's awesome and kind of hopes it is.

Because I'm a dork and you love me anyways.

But this book was RIVETING. Seriously. I actually read Cassandra Clare's series The Mortal Instruments, which is a young adult series, so I had previously read stories about angels and nephilim and the like. So some of the material in this book wasn't new to me. What WAS new to me were all the religious teachings and information. I'm not religious really and I can count on one hand how many times I've been to church let alone opened a Bible. So some of this was a wee bit over my head and to be honest-- I felt like I had a case of the dumbs.

The story was absolutely fascinating- the underground battle of good vs. evil. As I read it I felt the urgency of the Angelologist's mission and I felt the confusion Evangeline would have felt trying to absorb it all so quickly. The twists and turns of this book are really fun and exciting and you have NO clue how it ends. The secrets revealed at the end make you pause for a minute to take it in and think about the implications.

I love when you read a story and can tell that not only is the author an immensely talented writer but that you can absorb the vast amount of research, education and literature they must have poured over in order to do justice on such a subject. While it's a novel it feels like an actual document of events in history. I absolutely loved this book and I'm excited to say that .....

two of you will win this book!

Just leave a comment on this post saying you are interested and I will randomly draw names on Friday for two winners to receive a free copy of this book. Unfortunately, this is only open to US/Canada lambwhores only. :)

I encourage you to go HERE and see what other tour hosts have said about this book, check out Danielle's website HERE, or the Angelology website HERE. I was looking at the Angelology website, specifically at the pictures and yeah... pretty cool.

I don't know about you, but I always think there can't just be humans. I totally believe in aliens. And angels, Nephilim, etc... I don't know. I guess we will never know. But reading stuff like this totally gets my geek on and I love it. :)

So tell me... do you think it's just us? Or do you think there could be more out there... or with us on Earth??

21 comments:

Jessica said...

Of course Im interested and I should win cause I was the first to comment. I believe in ghosts, paranormal, afterlife, and we go somewhere after we die.. thats about it.

Sarah said...

The book sounds like a great read. I actually believe there are other beings out there walking around.... not that I would ever want to meet one. Unless it was a hot vamp. ;)

E said...

That book sounds really interesting and I am in need of a new book to read. I believe there is life (intelligent life) on other planets, but I don't really know about the paranormal. But stuff happens I can't explain all the time, so who knows...

Jennifer Kay said...

Put my in the craft bucket oh lambwhore leader! I have never beleived in anything other than humans and animals but that's because I can see them.

I guess that's why you used the same argument on me about God.

Well...we're buds anyway, put me in the damn craft bucket.

Sarah said...

That sounds exactly like a book I would read. I love LOVE historical fiction and some of the supernatural thrown in always makes for a fun read!! I hope I win : )

Deeds said...

i've almost picked this book up dozen times. i super want it.
if you ever need some suggestion on some paranormal books YA or adult hit me up. i've read everything i could get my hands on in the past year while writing my book.

Rose said...

I'm always interested in an awesome book giveaway!

I do think there are probably other "beings" that walk among us. Maybe they are adept at hiding or maybe they pass for humans, I don't know.

You may want to try A Discovery of Witches by Deborah Harkness. I just started it this week and it's similar. In fact, the Angelology author Danielle, wrote a review of this one. It's got witches, daemons, vampires and humans. Along with history and research up the wazoo. Great read so far!!!

Zoƫ said...

I'm not sure if there are other beings... but I am sure I'd love to read this!

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LynC said...

I'd like to believe in other beings, but I just can't decide if I do or not. I guess I'm on the fence.

I would love to read this book though!

Mom Taxi Julie said...

I saw this and thought of you

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AJ said...

I love supernatural/paranormal and highly recommend two series I read.
First is The Hallows series by Kim Harrison and second is The Anita Blake series by Laural K Hamilton.

AmberLaShell said...

I really think you are my literary twin sara! I would love to win this book, so put my name in!

(although I never win so i won't hold my breath)

how can i get hooked up w/these people?

Asha said...

That book does sound pretty bad ass. I'm in!

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Jandy xx said...

yay for getting your geek on!

April K. said...

Well...now you've got me hooked! If I don't WIN one of the books then it's totally going onto my wishlist! :)

Lost.in.Idaho said...

I liek bookz! If onlee I new how to reedz...

prettylittlereckless said...

wordpress was being lame and I couldn't comment last night... but we discussed this and it's totally on my list to read now :) oh and I ordered those books from Amazon!

Now let me win this giveaway so I can read this one :)

edmontonjb said...

This sounds awesome! I definitely think we are not alone.

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Josie said...

OMG! Pick me. PICK ME!!!

ASHLEY HOLT said...

I REALLY WANT THIS!!!

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heathertlc said...

"the other part of me thinks it's awesome and kind of hopes it is" - I have one of those parts too. :)

Thanks for being on this tour Sara!